Editorial Comment
President Obama went from saying he had no strategy yet for dealing with Islamic extremism two weeks ago to Wednesday’s speech saying that the plan is to hunt down Islamic extremists, and specifically the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), wherever they may be. Understandably, the president d...Read More
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Standardized test scores for Minnesota schools, including this area, were generally flat in the results released last week. We continue to believe that school bashing, however, is extremely unhelpful. As a society and as a state, we cannot afford to point fingers and leave it at that; we need to fig...Read More
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Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes, even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to ensure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whol...Read More
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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us ...Read More
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Recently, an assessment of community health needs was completed by Morrison County Public Health, Morrison County Social services and St. Gabriel’s Hospital. The study is a worthy attempt at addressing some of the biggest impediments to county citizens’ ability to live long, happy lives. The pla...Read More
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So this week, Robin Hensel sent out a letter to every media outlet and law enforcement agency in the area claiming that someone has stolen the flag off of her house. and damaged signs on her vehicle. While Hensel has irritated a lot of people in this community, we urge people to get a grip. [...]...Read More
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Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching h...Read More
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The world is a dangerous place and becoming more so. We know that. Almost every day now, news arrives that somebody killed his neighbor or his wife or blew up a bus or a building or a workplace, etc. And if that isn’t enough, somebody shot down a commercial airliner in Ukraine, bombed a U.N. [...]...Read More
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This weekend, the largest annual one-day fundraiser in Morrison County, the Relay for Life, was held. For more than 20 years, this fundraiser has been raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. This year, almost 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. An esti...Read More
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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is g...Read More
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State leaders have been cheering a spate of good economic news of late. Most recently, in announcing that the jobless rate had fallen to 4.0 percent in the Twin Cities metro area, they noted that was the lowest rate for any metropolitan area in the nation. A statewide unemployment rate of 4.2 percen...Read More
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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor of Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners....Read More
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Every election season, lawn signs serve as the mock combat area of political campaigns. The newspaper and law enforcement receive complaints from citizens because vandals have stolen or destroyed the signs of one candidate or another, and sometimes even damage the property of the resident who dares ...Read More
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